Undiscovered (James Morrison album)

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Undiscovered
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Studio album by James Morrison
Released 10 July 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, soul
Length 51:07
Label Polydor
Producer Martin Terefe
Eg White
Steve Robson
Jimmy Hogarth
James Morrison chronology
Undiscovered
(2006)
Songs for You, Truths for Me
(2008)Songs for You, Truths for Me2008
Singles from Undiscovered
  1. "You Give Me Something"
    Released: 17 July 2006
  2. "Wonderful World"
    Released: 16 October 2006
  3. "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"
    Released: 18 December 2006
  4. "Undiscovered"
    Released: 12 March 2007
  5. "One Last Chance"
    Released: 2 July 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music(Mixed)[2]
Billboard(Positive)[3]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
PopMatters(4/10)[6]
Yahoo! Music UK6/10 stars[7]

Undiscovered is the debut album by English singer-songwriter James Morrison, released in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2006.[8] In its first week, the album sold 84,611 units in the UK. It has been certified Gold in New Zealand and Platinum in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The first single of this album—"You Give Me Something"—reached number one in New Zealand, while the next single—"Wonderful World"—was a modest success worldwide. The album sold 847,135 copies in the United Kingdom in 2006, bringing its total sales count to over 1,000,000 as of 12 March 2007.

Album information[edit]

When James Morrison was in New Zealand, and appeared on the New Zealand Idol show, the two finalists asked Morrison about the meaning behind the song "You Give Me Something", and Morrison said that it was intended to be a 'harsh love song', and the lyrics mean that the protagonist of the song does not love the person as much as she loves him, but is willing to give the relationship a try.

Morrison later promoted the album in the United States.

The song "Better Man" was played in an episode of the American television show What About Brian, and also in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. The song "You Give Me Something" appeared in an episode of Ugly Betty, an episode of Doctor Who, and a promo for FX. The song "This Boy" appeared in an episode of the CW show One Tree Hill (Series 4, Episode 17).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Under the Influence"James Morrison, Jimmy Hogarth, Steve McEwan4:07
2."You Give Me Something"Morrison, Francis White3:33
3."Wonderful World"Morrison, White3:30
4."The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"Morrison, Martin Brammer, Steve Robson4:17
5."One Last Chance"Morrison, Tim Kellett, Kevin Andrews4:47
6."Undiscovered"Morrison, Brammer, Steve Robson3:29
7."The Letter"Morrison, Wayne Hector, David Frank3:14
8."Call the Police"Morrison, White3:46
9."This Boy"Morrison, Kellett3:54
10."If the Rain Must Fall"Morrison, Martin Terefe4:05
11."The Last Goodbye"Morrison, Hogarth, McEwan5:12

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Australian Albums Chart[10] 17 Platinum[11] 70,000
Austrian Albums Chart[12] 14
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[13] 28
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[14] 15
Canadian Albums Chart 81
Danish Albums Chart[15] 6 Gold 15,000
Dutch Albums Chart[16] 5 Gold 35,000
European Albums Chart 7 Platinum[17] 1,000,000
French Albums Chart[18] 9 Gold 106,800[19]
German Albums Chart[20] 13 Gold 100,000
Irish Albums Chart[21] 5 Platinum 15,000
Italian Albums Chart 16
New Zealand Albums Chart[22] 4 Platinum 15,000
Norwegian Albums Chart[23] 14
Portuguese Albums Chart[24] 17
Swedish Albums Chart[25] 10
Swiss Albums Chart[26] 15 Gold[27] 15,000
UK Albums Chart[28] 1 5× Platinum 1,500,000+
US Billboard 200[29] 24 82,973
Total 2,341,350

References[edit]

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